Give the Gift of Cape Ann!

Support the Cape Ann communities this holiday season by gifting your loved ones a Cape Ann License Plate!  For only $40, your friends and family can ride in style.

The proceeds from the Cape Ann License Plates will go back into our community in the form of Promotion of our region, Economic Development and Education.  Learn more at


The Chamber is currently in the process of gathering our first batch of applications to submit to the registry for printing.  We are excited to see these wonderful plates on the road!

Community Stuff 12/15/15

Good Morning Gloucester


I am with Cape Ann Skating Club and we are having a (free) Holiday Skating Exhibition on Saturday – Dec 19 at 1 PM in the Talbot Rink at the O’Maley School.

Attached is a flyer with information. We would love to have you attend – bring some friends & family and share some photos on your sites after the event!

There will be great holiday skating, festive music and costumes. Plus treats, cocoa, and crafts for kids.


Hi Joey- I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind putting out one more press release to help in the sale of our 2016 Rotary calendars? I have attached a revised version of the last one I sent you. Thanks so much! Because of the last press release you put on GMG, I sold more that 15 out of state (mostly to NY). Thanks again, and have very Happy Holidays-


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Community Stuff 12/14/15

Good Morning Gloucester

Saturday, December 19, 4PM-6PM enjoy this NEW family tradition as we light up the night with a woodland solstice stroll by candlelight followed by a fire dance, warm fire, and S’mores!

Stroll by candlelight along Ravenswood’s carriage paths through the woods. Catch a mesmerizing fire dance performance by Tetra, a fire spinner who blends contemporary dance movements with poi spinning. Warm up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate and S’mores celebrating the coming season.

Members: Adult $10; Child Free. Nonmembers: Adult $25; Child $5; Family $30!

Preregister on our website: or or 978.281.8400



The Rockport Christmas Tree Committee, now in its 117th year, is Rockport’s oldest ongoing tradition.

Started in the 1890’s by Rockport grocer Tim Sheehan, the custom of remembrance is carried on today. Members of the Rockport community 80 years of age and older, shut-ins, people with illnesses and others are remembered on Christmas…

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Rockport Winter Farmers Market on SATURDAY. Plus more stuff…

Good Morning Gloucester

Christmas in Rockport this year has been Christmas-ier than I can ever remember it being in the 14 years I’ve been around (now you all know that I’m 14 years old, because of course I was born a Rockport native). You will get in the spirit in spite of yourself, even if the weather is so mild it’s more like June (which is always so freakin cold here) than December.

TOMORROW the Rockport Winter Farmers Market features fresh food from actual farmers who grow stuff and have been growing stuff specifically for this market and the Cape Ann Farmers Market (next Saturday 12/19 in Gloucester!). So don’t let the farmers down and come buy fresh, local food. The market will also feature baked goods, nisu bread, pickles, fruits, granola, nuts, and more more more. 9am to 1pm at the Rockport Community House at 58 Broadway.


A raffle to support the…

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SeniorCare Hosts Free Medicare Counseling

2013-new-SHINE-logoSeniorCare now hosts free SHINE counseling sessions for Medicare members and prospective members. SHINE Counselors offer free, unbiased information about the many choices to be made when enrolling or re-enrolling in Medicare. Anyone interested in reserving a 45-minute session should contact 978-281-1750 (TTY 978-282-1836). All counseling sessions are held at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA.

SHINE, Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone, provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. SHINE is administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in coordination with local agencies.

SeniorCare, a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point, with offices in Beverly and Gloucester, is a regional consumer-centered organization that provides and coordinates services to elders and others, enabling them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice while remaining part of the community.  SeniorCare can be reached at 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050 (TTY 978-282-1836).  SeniorCare is also a federally designated Area Agency on Aging, providing services such as Meals on Wheels and Community Dining Sites.  SeniorCare’s service area includes: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham.

December 11 GAAC holiday party!


Everyone is invited to the December 11 GAAC holiday party! We’ll have all kinds of goodies to eat and drink, and lots of good company and conversation, but the big news is all about who we’ve got speaking. Babak Tafreshi, the creator of “The World At Night,” will discuss his work and present a stunning program of his unique astrophotographs. Babak is an internationally known photographer and a tireless advocate for astronomy and the preservation of dark skies.

Here is just a small section of his official Bio from

“TWAN founder and leader, Babak Tafreshi is an award winning photographer working with the National Geographic, Sky&Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. Born in 1978 in Tehran he is based in Boston, United States, but could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. He is a board member of Astronomers Without Borders organization, an international organization to bridge between cultures and connect people around the world through their common interest to astronomy. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography.”

Holy cow, you’ll want to come early for this one. The joint will be packed. This will be a GAAC party to remember!

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street Gloucester. More info on the club is on  their website at, and check out their facebook page at They’re on twitter,@gaacster. There are no dues or fees, the parking’s free, and you don’t need any special knowledge to have a great time.

One Hour at a Time Gang Saturday Clean Up

Good Morning Gloucester

Good Morning all:

Hope everyone is well.  Since it is the Middle Street Walk and lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree we will be cleaning Middle Street.

 When:                  Saturday, December 12, 2015

Where:                 Middle Street…  near city hall parking lot

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

 Please bring gloves

December 16, 2014 pretty lobster tree

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